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    March 4, 2015 Kung fu and the art of navigating Chinese road traffic

    The traffic light is a useless accessory to the Chinese road. Imagine hundreds of Vespas carrying women with their children through an intersection at once. I watched as they were hurled at each other, from four different directions, alongside buses and homicidal taxis. How did they manage to survive without a helmet? Was this endless […]

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    February 19, 2015 I Didn’t Know You Could Do That! (Arts Edition)

    The University’s Faculty of Arts encompasses a broad range of departments and schools, from the analysis of hard numbers in Government and International Relations, to the lofty and profound ideas emerging from the University’s Department of Philosophy. But what kind of work goes on in these places? Thomas Wynter Thomas Wynter is currently completing his […]

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    January 27, 2015 The Yabun Festival

    This January 26th several thousand gathered in Camperdown’s Victoria Park to celebrate Survival Day with the annual Yabun Festival, a day-long festival of music, dance, performance, market stalls and public speaking sponsored by Koori Radio 93.7FM . Held on Gadigal country, Yabun Festival is the largest celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in […]

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    October 22, 2014 Top 5 tips on how to blitz your humanities exam

    How do you best prepare for your exams in humanities subjects? As Dean of an Arts and Social Sciences faculty, I have been asked this question frequently when speaking to high school students over the past few months. I usually start off by saying – well, it depends on what you want from your studies. […]